My biggest fear as a writer is that I’m not good at it.
I need reminders like this from time to time. I was pretty down on myself as an author just yesterday. Seriously.
I know, I know. How can someone like me ever believe they’re not good at writing? If I’m confident enough to hand out writing advice, I must be a good writer. Right?
Not necessarily, I suppose. There are a lot of people who say that those who can’t do something end up teaching it instead, and when that concept was brought to my attention again recently, I mostly found myself in a very real though extremely unnecessary panic.
Like, oh my GOD. What if all this time I have been telling people how to be better writers BUT I’M NOT ACTUALLY ONE OF THEM AFTER ALL?
What if I’m kind of good at TEACHING people how to sit down and write, but I am actually a terrible writer?
After all, I’ve never published a book. I don’t have a degree in writing. No one has ever given me an award…
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